Medivac Bill

Nov 26, 2019

Q. Earlier this year, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to allow doctors, not politicians, more say in determining the appropriate medical treatment offered to people in offshore detention. This may include medical evacuation (Medivac) transfer to Australia if necessary.

Which of the following statements most closely aligns with your views of this legislation?

Nov’19 Sep’19 Feb’19
This legislation does not go far enough to provide humane treatment for people in offshore detention 25% 23% 16%
This legislation strikes a balance between strong borders and humane treatment for people in offshore detention 37% 41% 38%
This legislation will weaken our borders and result in boats arriving in Australia as they have in the past 22% 20% 30%
Unsure 17% 18% 16%
Base (n) 1,083 1,093 1,085

  

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
This legislation does not go far enough to provide humane treatment for people in offshore detention 25% 24% 26% 28% 26% 21%
This legislation strikes a balance between strong borders and humane treatment for people in offshore detention 37% 39% 35% 42% 34% 35%
This legislation will weaken our borders and result in boats arriving in Australia as they have in the past 22% 23% 20% 10% 21% 33%
Unsure 17% 14% 19% 20% 20% 11%
Base (n) 1,083 527 556 329 369 385

 

  Total Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
This legislation does not go far enough to provide humane treatment for people in offshore detention 25% 33% 15% 51% 19%
This legislation strikes a balance between strong borders and humane treatment for people in offshore detention 37% 38% 44% 29% 27%
This legislation will weaken our borders and result in boats arriving in Australia as they have in the past 22% 14% 29% 6% 39%
Unsure 17% 15% 12% 15% 15%
Base (n) 1,083 342 373 93 162
  • A quarter of people (25%) believe that the Medivac legislation does not go far enough to provide humane treatment for people in offshore detention. This has increased from earlier this year in February, when just 16% believed so.
  • 37% believe that the Medivac legislation strikes a balance between strong borders and humane treatment for people in offshore detention – the same level as in Feb’19 (38%).

Approval of Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Mar 5, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the performance of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison in handling the issue of asylum seekers?

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

39%

18%

72%

7%

33%

Total disapprove

39%

59%

12%

83%

45%

Strongly approve

13%

3%

28%

5%

8%

Approve

26%

15%

44%

2%

25%

Disapprove

19%

26%

9%

25%

25%

Strongly disapprove

20%

33%

3%

58%

20%

Don’t know

22%

23%

15%

9%

22%

39% approve of the performance of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison in handling the issue of asylum seekers and 39% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (72%) and aged 55+ (53%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (59%), Greens voters (83%) and aged under 35 (46%).

Other issue of most concern

Feb 11, 2014

Q. And which of these other issues are you personally most concerned about?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

2 Sep 13

19 Nov

Climate change

21%

28%

10%

44%

20%

16%

22%

Border security

21%

11%

36%

6%

15%

30%

21%

Treatment of the aged

20%

21%

21%

8%

22%

17%

18%

Marriage equality

11%

14%

9%

20%

8%

9%

9%

Population growth

10%

12%

8%

10%

14%

12%

14%

Treatment of the disabled

9%

9%

8%

9%

16%

7%

8%

None of them

5%

4%

5%

5%

4%

5%

4%

Don’t know

3%

2%

2%

1%

4%

4%

21% were most concerned about climate change, 21% were most concerned about border security, and 20% treatment of the aged.

There has been little change since this question was asked in November.

Border security (36%) was the main issue of concern to Liberal/National voters and 44% of Greens voters and 28% of Labor voters nominated climate change.

Other issue of most concern

Sep 2, 2013

Q. And which of these other issues are you personally most concerned about?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Border security

30%

20%

48%

5%

Climate change

16%

23%

5%

45%

Population growth

12%

10%

13%

4%

Marriage equality

9%

11%

4%

24%

Treatment of the aged

17%

21%

16%

12%

Treatment of the disabled

7%

10%

4%

7%

None of them

5%

3%

7%

4%

Don’t know

4%

2%

3%

30% were most concerned about border security, 17% treatment of the aged and 16% climate change.

Border security (48%) was the main issue of concern to Liberal/National voters and 45% of Greens voters nominated climate change.

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